Tom Anderst
August 11, 2013
Tom Anderst
Senior Pastor

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Psalm 38

Psalm 38

Sometimes life brings us bad days. Sometimes many troubles converge. Some of you may even have had a bad day this past week. But would your bad day compare to that experienced by a couple in Sweetwater, Texas?


They had a lot of potted plants that they kept outdoors for most of the year. But this day during a cold spell, the wife brought the plants indoors to protect them from frost. It turned out that a little green garden grass snake was in one of the plants and when it had warmed up, it slithered out. The wife saw it go under the couch. She let out a very loud scream.
Her husband, ran out into the living room, to see what the problem was. She told him there was a snake under the couch. He got down on the floor on his hands and knees to look for it.
About that time, the family dog came in from outside and stuck his cold nose on the husband’s leg. He thought the snake had bitten him and fainted. His wife thought he had had a heart attack, so she called an ambulance. The attendants arrived, rushed in and loaded him onto a stretcher. They started to carry him out.


Just then, the snake came out from under the sofa. One of the ambulance attendants saw it and dropped his end of the stretcher. The husband fell off and fractured his leg. So he had to go to the hospital – and they took him away in the ambulance.


The wife would come to the hospital soon. But she still had the problem of the snake in the house. So she called on a neighbor and the man of the house came over. He volunteered to capture the snake. Armed with a rolled up newspaper he began poking under the couch.